Paul Watkins, Ph.D.
Faculty Senate Co-Chair Professor Higher Education Leadership School Psychology & Educational Leadership
Office: College of Education 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8380 Pocatello, ID 83209
Dr. Paul Watkins is a professor working with doctoral students in Higher Education Leadership in the College of Education at ISU. He has served two years on the ISU faculty senate and now is co-chair of the senate for 2016-2017. Prior to joining ISU in 2013, he served as a consultant related to innovation in higher education, chief academic officer and vice president of academic affairs, dean of two different colleges, associate dean, director of a Ph.D. program, and founding director of an interdisciplinary advanced technologies in information systems program. His background in accreditation and accountability in higher education has been broad and intensive. He has an extensive peer-reviewed academic publication and presentation record and has made numerous presentations to professional societies and organizations. Additionally, he has been a consultant to a number of top-level global companies and served on a United Nations subcommittee with members of the Brookings Institute dealing with issues related to transnational border flows. He earned tenure at the University of Southern California and received a number of awards and recognition for his scholarship, research grants, and service to the university and community.
Faculty Senate Co-Chair Instructor, Business Technology
Office: College of Technology
Gene received his bachelor's degree in 1991 from Idaho State University's College of Education with a double major in Vocational Teacher Education and Corporate Training. He graduated from ISU's College of Technology Marketing and Management Program in 1981. His expertise lies in the areas of business management, business math, accounting, and computer software and hardware. He has over 30 years experience in business and industry and 18 years of post-secondary teaching experience.
Past Senate Chair 2016-17
Office: Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Allied Programs Respiratory Therapy College of Technology